Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have BPH, you can click here to find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you, as well as ways of helping yourself. This information should be used in conjunction with support from your GP or health professional to help you find the right course of treatment best suited to your individual needs; enabling you to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Please use this information carefully and always speak to your GP or health professional, they can explain what is causing your problem and how the different treatments may help you. They will also talk to you about any side effects, these are extra problems that can be caused by the treatment. Together, you can decide which treatment is the most suitable.

The first thing you need to do is make an appointment with your doctor or practice nurse to find out if you have an enlarged prostate. If things are not too bad, your doctor may just monitor you, known as Watchful Waiting (see conservative treatments below).

When you have been diagnosed you will first be offered what are known as conservative treatments, which include ways in which you can help yourself, like lifestyle changes.

Medication may be offered to you as an option, alongside some conservative treatments, depending on your symptoms and medical history. Surgery is a final option and will not normally be considered until you have tried other treatments for a length of time without success or if your condition dictates this course of action.